Rectangular bezel seal with nasta‘liq inscription and floral decoration

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  • Catalogue text

    Cornelian; bezel (but the back face rounded), bevelled towards the front; rectangular; back angle cut. Ensemble of cursive script (nasta`līq), with dots. A date beneath.

    His servant `Alī Niyādam [?] [؟] عبده على نيادم

    1267/1850-1 ١٢٦٧

    There are spiral stems with flower heads consisting of groups of points (three or six), or strokes spread on the ground. Two rectangular concentric lines follow the shape of the gem.

    In: Kalus, Ludvik, Catalogue of Islamic Seals and Talismans (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986)

Further reading

Kalus, Ludvik, Catalogue of Islamic Seals and Talismans (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986), no. 2.2.7 on p. 21, pl. I.2.2.7

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